HTC has launched the first Google Android phone in India – HTC Magic. HTC has tied up exclusively with Airtel to sell the unlocked HTC Magic Android phone – the exclusive deal spans six months, i.e. you still need to buy the phone from Airtel.
HTC Magic Specification
Processor : Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
OS : Android
Memory : 512 MB along with 288MB RAM
Camera : 3.2 MP
Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. Talk time: Up to 400 minutes for WCDMA, Up to 450 minutes
for GSM, Standby time: Up to 660 hours for WCDMA, Up to 420 hours for GSM
Dimension: 13 x 55.56 x 13.65 mm ( 4.45 x 2.19 x 0.54 inches), Weighs 116 gms with battery.
The phone costs Rs. 30K (the unlocked version, which was available for developers was available for $649) and is a sleeker version of G1 (without a keyboard).
– All Google applications,
– Smart Dialer, an on-screen keyboard that lets you call people in whatever way you think, by either dialling their phone number or by dialing the first few letters of their name.
– Multiple mailbox support and Microsoft® Exchange Server synchronization for email, calendar and contacts
Are you game for HTC Magic? In general, smartphones in India haven’t seen major success – let’s hope Magic does some trick!